Whew! lots of stuff going on in this dish. You have the spices, Asian style cuisine and for course the island ting mon! Jamaica has so many people of various cultures that inhabit the island that of course that is where the melting pot of taste come from.
I have snapper here as the fish, but realistically any fish can be jerked.
So try this wonderful fish recipe with maybe some "fresh fruit punch" or a refreshing tropical drink
This is not just a summer recipe. I use the oven for grilling too.
- 4 scallions, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, diced
- 2 tablespoons Jerk Rub
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 red snappers (about 2 pounds each) gutted with heads left on
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
Prepare a fire in the grill, and be sure to grease the grid itself. Mix the scallions, half the garlic, 1 tablespoon of the Jerk Rub, and the lemon zest in a bowl. Spread half of this mixture inside each of the snappers. Mix together the remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon Jerk Rub, as well as the lemon juice, soy sauce, and olive oil as a baste for the fish.
When the coals are white hot, place the fish on the grill. Baste several times during cooking. Grill the fish until just done, 8 to 10 minutes a side.